The Roaring 20's - Part I Multiple Choice

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The Roaring 20

The Roaring Twenties was a decade of great economic growth driven by recovery from wartime devastation and the rapid growth of consumer goods such as automobiles and electricity. Try this quiz to gauge your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which generalization is best supported by a study of Prohibition?
    • A. 

      People’s attitudes can make some laws hard to enforce

    • B. 

      Increased taxes can affect consumer spending

    • C. 

      People’s morality can be successfully controlled

    • D. 

      People will sacrifice willingly for the common good

  • 2. 
    The “Harlem Renaissance” refer to the
    • A. 

      Artistic style of the first settlers in New York

    • B. 

      African American soldiers in WWI

    • C. 

      Revival of African American pride and culture in the 1920s

    • D. 

      Rise of Hispanic culture in New York during the 1920s

  • 3. 
    Which invention brought about the greatest change in American life-styles in the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Automobile

    • B. 

      Railroad

    • C. 

      Steam Engine

    • D. 

      Computer

  • 4. 
    The assembly line was used to
    • A. 

      Raise the price of manufactured goods

    • B. 

      Increase the number of farmers

    • C. 

      Provide better jobs for African Americans

    • D. 

      Increase factory production

  • 5. 
    In the 1920s, farmers had economic problems because
    • A. 

      Prices for farm products were rising

    • B. 

      The demand for farm products was rising

    • C. 

      There were too few farmers

    • D. 

      There was an oversupply of farm products on the market

  • 6. 
    “There were, Attorney General Palmer asserted, 60,000 communists at large --- enough, if unchecked, to bring the republic down”. This quotation expresses the fears that lead to
    • A. 

      Prohibition

    • B. 

      The Red Scare

    • C. 

      The Teapot Dome Scandal

    • D. 

      Speakeasies

  • 7. 
    The Sacco and Vanzetti trial and the actions of the KKK showed that
    • A. 

      Americans still blame Germany for the war

    • B. 

      A strong fear of foreigners existed in America

    • C. 

      There was less discrimination against African Americans in the North than in the South

    • D. 

      City people were more tolerant of change than people in rural areas

  • 8. 
    In the 1920s, ____________ were young women who reacted against traditional roles for women
  • 9. 
    Base your answer to question  on the poem below and on your knowledge of social studies. Mother to Son Well, son, I’ll tell you:Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.It’s had tacks in it,And splinters,And boards torn up,And places with no carpet on the floor—Bare.But all the timeI’se been a-climbin’ on,And reachin’ landin’s,And turnin’ corners,And sometimes goin’ in the darkWhere there ain’t been no light.So boy, don’t you turn back.Don’t you set down on the steps’Cause you finds it kinder hard.Don’t you fall now—For I’se still goin’, honey,I’se still climbin’,And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. —Langston Hughes, 1922 One purpose of this poem, written during the Harlem Renaissance, was to  
    • A. 

      Explain the advantages of inner-city life

    • B. 

      Discuss ideas in the language used by immigrant Americans

    • C. 

      Ask African Americans to accept things as they are

    • D. 

      Encourage African Americans to continue their struggle for equality

  • 10. 
    The Scopes trial of 1925 illustrated the
    • A. 

      Desire for new voting rights laws

    • B. 

      Need for better private schools

    • C. 

      Conflict between Protestant fundamentalism and science

    • D. 

      Effects of the Red Scare on the legal system

  • 11. 
    One goal of many Harlem Renaissance writers was to  
    • A. 

      Increase pride in African American culture

    • B. 

      Support existing racial barriers

    • C. 

      Cut off connections with mainstream American values

    • D. 

      Encourage African Americans to create their own political party

  • 12. 
    The national policy of Prohibition ended when the states
    • A. 

      Strengthened food and drug laws

    • B. 

      Legalized alcohol for medical purposes

    • C. 

      Ratified the 21st amendment

    • D. 

      Banned interstate shipment of alcoholic beverages

  • 13. 
    The economic prosperity of the 1920s was mainly the result of the
    • A. 

      Adoption of lower tariff rates

    • B. 

      Stricter enforcement of antitrust laws

    • C. 

      Success of most United States farmers

    • D. 

      Development of new industries for consumer goods

  • 14. 
    The changing image of women during the 1920s was symbolized by the  
    • A. 

      Passage of an equal pay act

    • B. 

      Drafting of women into the army

    • C. 

      Popularity of the flappers and their style of dress

    • D. 

      Appointment of several women to President Calvin Coolidge’s cabinet

  • 15. 
    Base your answers to question on the graph below and on your knowledge of social studies.According to the graph, the greatest increase in automobile sales occurred between
    • A. 

      1921 and 1923

    • B. 

      1923 and 1925

    • C. 

      1925 and 1927

    • D. 

      1927 and 1929

  • 16. 
    What conclusion can be drawn from the graph below.
    • A. 

      The mass production techniqued introduced by Ford made the model T for unavailable for the average American

    • B. 

      During WWI the cost of a Model T for increased

    • C. 

      The costs of production of a Model T dropped drastically and made cars more affordable to the average American

    • D. 

      Ford forced his workers to work harder in 1908 than in 1924

  • 17. 
    The mass culture or pop culture in the 1920 was symbolized by vaudevilles
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The red scare was Americans fear of communism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Harding took office after Coolidge dies of a heart attack
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Emergency Quota System was set up to
    • A. 

      End all immigration

    • B. 

      Limit immigration from Asia and Eastern Europe

    • C. 

      Increase immigration of farm workers from Mexico

    • D. 

      Help immigrants become American citizens more easily

  • 21. 
    Which is a statement of fact about African Americans living outside the South?
    • A. 

      African American migration to the North slowed after World War I

    • B. 

      The fewest African-Americans lived outside the South from 1910-1920

    • C. 

      The graph shows that most African American migrants ended up in Northern slums

    • D. 

      The largest number of African Americans lived outside the South from 1920-1930

  • 22. 
     Who do the figures around the cash register represent?
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